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BETWEEN BYZANTIUM AND VENICE: HEPTANESE SCHOOL OF PAINTING
GREECE, 2016, 75'
  by AGON - Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The documentary traces the roots of the “Heptanese School of painting” in the development of Crete’s iconographic tradition after the fall of Constantinople to the crusadors in 1204 and presents the subsequent Venetian influence.
In a journey from Constantinople to Venice trough Crete and the Ionian Islands, the movie highlights the peculiarities of the hybrid technique of Theodoros Poulakis, George Klontzas, Emmanuel Tzanes, Elias Moschos, etc., the differences between “maniera greca” and “maniera latina”, and explores the influence of Flemish engravings over the “Ionian Islands’ School”.
The cultural characteristics of the Ionian Islands and their identity are displayed on the background of the Byzantine heritage, the Italian Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation.


Director: ALEXANDROS POTAMIANOS
Producer: ALEXANDROS POTAMIANOS